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Last post Sun, Feb 24 2008 by cm, 6 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Feb 23 2008 21:53
by luces
Joined on Tue, Apr 03 2007, Posts 47

Good Day. I have a thought that I wanted to share and I am not trying to be cheap or confrontational,but have you guys at the VSL team considered doing something similar to the Subscription plan which is a "Rental Plan"?

Here is an explanation: I currently own the Solo Strings Standard and when I purchased it I was granted a 30 day Demo license and in that 30 days I was able to experiment a little,but I was busy trying to actually get work done,so I didn't get the full use of my demo period. However, I did discover that there were definitely some articulations in the Extended library that would be useful on a project that I am working on right now. Unfortunately $$$ is a little tight and I am still unable to purchase the extended library,BUT (and it's a big but)... if VSL offered a "Rental" plan in which I paid a fee for 30 more days, I might be able to afford that.

Yes I understand that if I use money for the rental that I am essentially spending money that I could use on purchasing the full library,but sometime it is more important to get an immediate "tool" and if it was say $40-$50 USD for thirty days, then I could gather that up much easier than the $575 usd that it will cost to upgrade.

Unfortunately, I am not a full time pro yet,and I don't make the kind of $$$ doing projects to justify such an expense as upgrading. Right now, I am only "semi-pro" and I would love to live like a pro Stick out tongue but I understand that you get what you pay for and IF I could, I would go out right now and buy EVERTHING VSL has to offer,b/c I love the quality and integrity of the sounds and the players!!!!

So,my little suggestion is only to appeal to VSL to throw us semi-pro/hobbyists a bone to give us an idea of what we would all love to have...a complete VSL library!!!!!Smile

Thanks for letting me share.

luces

Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2008 16:02
by Conquer
Joined on Thu, Sep 28 2006, Posts 812

Hi luces. I can see the attraction of such an idea but I can't see VSL going for it. Unfortunately, I just don't think it would be in their interests to rent out a library for a month for $50 and I imagine it would be technically quite difficult to achieve. The 30-day trial period is probably the best way to get temporary access to the more expensive exended versions, and of course the Special Edition is aimed at people operating on smaller budgets. Just an opinion from another fan of VSL libraries!

Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2008 18:06
by luces
Joined on Tue, Apr 03 2007, Posts 47

You might be right Conquer,but technically it is VERY easy. Since every Standard library installs the Extended samples, all you would need is a temporary key to unlock and access those samples.Big Smile I guess some would argue that,if VSL rented,then nobody would buy. However,I disagree,b/c I think that the VSL client is pragmatic and does realize that renting is kind of throwing $$$ away,but I also believe that it (a rental plan) would only entice users to ultimately buy the extended as soon as possible. Heck,maybe even offering a limited usage rental plan would be cool. Say something like, as a user you can rent the extended library 2 times or something similar before you have to decide to purchase.

As for the Special Edition, I am not trying to be mean,but I just don't think it sounds as good as the dedicated libraries. Of course, this is based on the demos and perhaps it is not fair make that judgement based on that criteria. Just my opinion. I also understand that not everyone can afford a Rolls ( and I am CERTAINLY one of those....duhSad),but I would prefer to spend a bit more in the long run and have the "better" stuff, if it is possible.Smile

Oh well, I guess it is human nature to want what we want. Thanks for sharing in the discussion.

luces

Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2008 18:47
by Conquer
Joined on Thu, Sep 28 2006, Posts 812

luces wrote:
Since every Standard library installs the Extended samples, all you would need is a temporary key to unlock and access those samples.
Good point! I've no idea how they'd administrate it though.
luces wrote:
As for the Special Edition, I am not trying to be mean, but I just don't think it sounds as good as the dedicated libraries.
It does lack some of the more sophisticated performance options, but it does included the legatos (a very important aspect of the VSL library). Because its instrumentation is so comprehensive SE is a good starting point for orchestral beginners.
luces wrote:
I also understand that not everyone can afford a Rolls ( and I am CERTAINLY one of those....duh
Me too! Most of the time I can't even afford a bicycle.Super Angry Anyway, good luck with your music-making and I hope you get a Lottery win or something so you can buy a few extended versions!

Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2008 23:11
by PolarBear
Joined on Sun, Jul 20 2003, Germany, Posts 1206

Bah, Rolls...

I want an Aeromax :) Can't afford both but a bike though...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_422/car_photo_211256_7.jpg 

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Posted on Sun, Feb 24 2008 23:58
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9141

uhh great, an automobile which still has mudguards ... so you can recognize it as a car and not some moving easter egg ;-)

 

back to the topic. the rental idea came up lately comparing to some japanese font-rental ... basically interesting idea, but i'd assume the terms of license would need a huge rework for such an option ... technically not really a problem ...

christian

and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
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